Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018. 18:30

In the wake of Mbabane Swallows boss Victor Gamedze’s death, the South African Football Association has called off the national U17’s trip to Swaziland.

Gamedze was murdered at Galp Filling Station in Ezulwini on Sunday evening, where he was shot twice in the head at close range by an unknown gunman.

Resulting from this development, Amajimbos’ team manager Barney Kujane has since expressed SAFA’s condolences to Gamedze’s friends and family, but has pulled his side from the visiting the country.

The U17 side was set to travel on Wednesday for practice matches set for Thursday and on Saturday to prepare for the 2018 COSAFA Youth Championships.

“The South African Football Association would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of VP Gamedze and the football fraternity as a whole,” said Kujane

“This is a huge tragedy; we therefore understand and support their request to cancel our trip.

“The team will continue training this morning in Johannesburg as we look to see if we can alter our plans and possibly get another neighbouring country to play at such short notice.”

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